Glenwood Elementary School is challenging their students to earn homework passes by turning in Box Tops for Education, which helps raise money for the school.

Each Box Top is worth 10 cents and can be found on certain grocery items. The money that is earned is used for students.

“In the past the money has been used toward computers and library books for students. When the new building opened, Box Tops’ money was used to purchase benches for students to sit on outside,” said Glenwood instructional assistant Debbie Brewer.

This year, each Glenwood Elementary student who turns in 50 Box Tops gets a homework pass. For example, a student who turns in 200 Box Tops would receive four homework passes. The class in K-2 and 3-5 that turn in the most Box Tops will receive an ice cream party with the works.

“We have earned $619.30 toward our $1,000 goal this year,” said Brewer.

There are several ways to collect Box Tops for Education. You can purchase items with Box Tops on them and clip them. Many items also have Bonus Box Tops that earn extra money. You can also use the Box Tops Bonus App that is found in the Apple App store or Android Google play. You just find offers, buy products, scan the receipt and Glenwood Elementary receives the credit. More information can be found at

You can send your Box Tops for Education to Glenwood with any student or staff member. You can also mail them to Glenwood Elementary School, 1545 Old Hwy. 221 South, Marion, NC 28752.

Also, most McDowell County schools accept Box Tops for Education. Call your child’s school for more information. According to, Old Fort Elementary has raised $477.30; Marion Elementary School has $479.30; Nebo Elementary School has $104.10; Eastfield Global Magnet School has $258.30; North Cove Elementary has $223.80; West Marion Elementary has $515.60; and no information was available for Pleasant Gardens Elementary School.

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